Case study: Engaging community when designing for healthy ageing

London
Wed, Sep 28, 1:00 PM (BST)

Sharing knowledge about what innovation works and what pitfalls to avoid will be critical to successfully addressing the collective challenges faced by our social care system. On the back of our very successful knowledge sharing event in June, Aging2.0 UK is pleased to partner with the CPC Belfast Homes for Healthy Ageing (hfHA) and Derry-based e-CAREWELL to share valuable lessons learned.

London

Sharing knowledge about what innovation works and what pitfalls to avoid will be critical to successfully addressing the collective challenges faced by our social care system.  Our health and care system is asked to accelerate the adoption of innovation and work more efficiently.  It's a national challenge that is playing out in all four nations but can only be successful with effective knowledge exchange.


On the back of our very successful knowledge sharing event in June, Aging2.0 UK is pleased to partner with the Connected Places Catapult Belfast Homes for Healthy Ageing (hfHA) and Derry-based e-CAREWELL to share valuable lessons learned from a health and care system that is already familiar in working together.  


* The eCareWell project was launched by Prof Joan Condell at Ulster University to better understand how technology can meet the needs of carers and aid them in delivering the best possible services. eCareWell received funding from the UK Community Renewal Fund.

* The programme Connected Places Catapult Belfast  HfHA project was set up to develop testbeds focused on the local challenge of social isolation and loneliness. Led by Ulster University with Age NI, The Citizen & Digital Innovation, Connected Health Innovation Centre, Markets Development Association, Public Health Agency NI, Queen’s University Belfast, and Health Innovation Research Alliance – the consortium has been working collaboratively with Connected Places Catapult and 10 businesses to test innovative solutions to overcome social isolation and loneliness among older adults in Northern Ireland.


We want to make the event as beneficial as possible for our wider Healthy Ageing community.  If you are a:

* Local authorities: we expect to provide great take aways from peers already working closely with health authorities

* Start-ups/investors: we will share what older service users have told us what they really want

* Academics: we will share an overview of case studies focused on innovation to overcome social isolation and loneliness among older adults in Northern Ireland.

Keynote Speakers

  • Deirdre Ferguson

    Deirdre Ferguson

    Belfast City Council

    The Citizen & Digital Innovation

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  • Siobhan Casey

    Siobhan Casey

    Age NI

    Director

  • Debbie Caulfield

    Debbie Caulfield

    Eglington Community Care

    Director

  • Catherine McHugh

    Catherine McHugh

    Ulster University

    Research Associate

    See Bio

Panelists

  • Joann Rhodes

    Joann Rhodes

    Health Innovation Research Alliance -NI

    Chief Executive

  • Joan Condell

    Joan Condell

    Ulster University and HIRANI

    Professor of Intelligent Technologies

Moderator

  • Colum Lowe

    Colum Lowe

    Design Age Institute

    Director

When

Wednesday, Sep 28
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (BST)

Host

  • Eric Kihlstrom

    Eric Kihlstrom

    Aging2.0

    UK Ambassador

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